Hilton Picks Up 2 Neighbors, 1,500 Keys

Hilton Worldwide has recently announced the acquisition of two Orlando facilities, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. The seller was a consortium including affiliates of GEM Realty Capital, Farallon Capital Management and Blackstone. The parties signed a transaction agreement in mid-February, a week before the actual acquisition took place.

Hilton Worldwide has acquired a pair of neighboring properties, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, the hospitality company announced Feb. 18. The seller was a consortium including affiliates of GEM Realty Capital, Farallon Capital Management and Blackstone.

Surrounded by Walt Disney World Resort and a private natural wetland preserve, the 1,000-key Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and the 498-key Waldorf Astoria Orlando comprise a 482-acre resort. Amenities include an 18-hole; a 7,108-yard Rees Jones-designed championship golf course featuring a practice range, a three-acre Florida-style lazy river pool, fitness center and spa.

Dining and lounge options include the Hilton’s award-winning La Luce and the Waldorf Astoria’s signature Bull and Bear restaurant.

Since their opening in 2009, the resorts have earned 62 awards from a wide range of sources, including Conde Nast Traveler Gold List, Travel & Leisure World’s Best, U.S. News & World Report on Travel, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and Hilton’s own Connie Award. Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio currently includes twelve global brands with more than 4,300 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties and more than 715,000 guest rooms.

Photo credits: Waldorf Astoria Orlando